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  • Resolved Steven


    I have been looking into a syntax highlighter yesterday and decided to check WP-Syntax. Great plugin except for the fact that is disables the visual editor…

    Now I have deactivated the WP-Syntax plugin and removed the files from the server but the visual editor remains disabled.

    Anyone any idea how I can get the visual editor back alive? I reckon it’s an option stored in the database which is causing this behavior even after deactivating the plugin.

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  • admin > Users > Your profile – see the checkbox

    LOL, cheers, that one was still checked 😉

    Have found a procedure to fix it after an intensive search:

    1. Disable (and if needed remove) the plugin which causes the visual text editor of functioning normally.
    2. Clear the browsers cache (in Firefox, use the Clear Private Data menu) and restart the browser.
    3. Go to /wp-includes/js/tinymce/tiny_mce_config.php and find the following line:
    ‘compress’ => true,
    and change the true value into false.
    4. Log on to your WordPress admin area and now the visual text editor should be functional again.
    5. If everything is working you can now undo the code change of step 3.

    I wrote a plugin, utilizing shortcodes to mark highlighted parts of text. It works great in visual mode. You can check if it suits you:

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